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Press Release
PI 004/10
2010-01-23
Rexroth hydraulics at the center of things
The Predator 130 is the current flagship in the range from Sunseeker
International Ltd. In the future it will be crossing the oceans with a new,
compact hydraulic solution from Rexroth.
A luxury cruiser with fun factor: A new compact hydraulic unit from Rexroth provides welcome
amenities on board of the Predator 130, current flagship of the yacht builder Sunseeker.
A touch of luxury: The British yacht builder Sunseeker International
Ltd. is fitting out its Predator 130 with Rexroth hydraulic units. The
system lifts and lowers the yacht’s bathing platform and garage
door for example, and also controls eight other functions to make
life on board just a touch more bearable. The unique feature of this
system is that the Rexroth compact hydraulic unit combines all the
functions in a single hydraulic circuit. This economic system also
features compact dimensions as well as easy installation,
maintenance, and adjustment, plus Rexroth reliability.
The Predator 130 is the largest vessel in the Sunseeker Predator series built at
the Sunseeker shipyard in Poole, Great Britain. The Predator 130 features the
very latest navigation equipment, computer-controlled engine management, an
abundance of space and luxury – and hydraulic technology from Rexroth. Below
deck there is a compact hydraulic unit which is specially tailored to meet the
requirements of yachts up to 50 meters in length. The system consists of a newly
developed compact hydraulic manifold together with control modules which
have been purpose-designed for installation in small spaces.
Contact for Journalists:
Bosch Rexroth AG
Olaf Marshall
Glockeraustraße 2
89235 Elchingen
Phone: +49 7308 8170-2262
Bosch Rexroth AG, Corporate Communications, 97814 Lohr am Main, Germany,
Tel: +49 9352 18-1573, www.boschrexroth.com
Fax:
+49 7308 8170-2683
[email protected]
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The Rexroth solution enables a whole range of amenities to be offered to those
traveling on board. For example, at the touch of a button the system can raise
and lower the bathing platform, open and close the garage door, deploy the
sliding rear deck sun canopy or extend the balconies. The trim tabs are also
individually adjusted hydraulically
Overall, the compact hydraulic unit at the heart of the Predator 130 controls a
total of ten movements, some of them complicated. “To date a separate circuit
with all the related pipe work has been the standard for these applications in
yacht building,” explains Mark Chinery Super Yacht Technical Manager at
Sunseeker. The new compact system from Rexroth, on the other hand, has just
one hydraulic circuit in total. “The concept is currently unique in the industry.
Compared to conventional systems it requires a great deal less planning,
installation and pipe work for the hydraulic system”, says Chinery. That saves
both time and production costs.
The other features of the Rexroth system pay dividends while the yacht is at sea,
with less need for maintenance resulting in lower operating costs. Moreover, the
system has two valves for controlling the flow of hydraulic oil. If one fails, the
spare function on the manifold can be used to take over. The unit and controller
are also designed to provide energy efficiency. They do not cut in until power
has been requested for the various functions. This reduces fuel consumption and
noise emissions on board, raising the comfort level even further for demanding
skippers and their passengers.
“Our concept is based on standard components with high quality and durability
from the Rexroth Industrial Hydraulics Division,” explains Jeldrik Borch,
Project Engineer for Marine Technology at Rexroth. “This enables us to provide
yacht builders with cost-effective modular solutions which can be tailored
flexibly to the requirements of the most diverse ships and model versions.”
Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive
and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company
supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving,
controlling and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for industrial applications
and factory automation, mobile applications and using renewable energies. As
The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces and sells
components and systems in more than 80 countries. In 2008 Bosch Rexroth AG,
part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of around 5.9 billion Euro with 35,300
employees.
For more information please visit: www.boschrexroth.com
Contact for Journalists:
Bosch Rexroth AG
Olaf Marshall
Glockeraustraße 2
89235 Elchingen
Phone: +49 7308 8170-2262
Bosch Rexroth AG, Corporate Communications, 97814 Lohr am Main, Germany,
Tel: +49 9352 18-1573, www.boschrexroth.com
Fax:
+49 7308 8170-2683
[email protected]
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+49 7308 8170-2262
+49 7308 8170-2683
[email protected]
Glockeraustr 2, D-89275 Elchingen
www.boschrexroth.com
Contact for Journalists:
Bosch Rexroth AG
Olaf Marshall
Glockeraustraße 2
89235 Elchingen
Phone: +49 7308 8170-2262
Bosch Rexroth AG, Corporate Communications, 97814 Lohr am Main, Germany,
Tel: +49 9352 18-1573, www.boschrexroth.com
Fax:
+49 7308 8170-2683
[email protected]
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